Versatility

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Warren has experimented with a variety of different swinging jigheads in the past including Gene Larew Biffle Hardheads, Berkley Fusion19 Swing Jigheads and Mustad Fastach Football Weights but primarily relies on a homemade 1/2-ounce jighead.

There are a myriad of great options when it comes to pairing a soft plastic with a wobblehead, but Warren spends the majority of his time employing a Berkley Powerbait Maxscent Critter Hawg or a Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss. When it comes to color selection, Warren keeps things simple and opts for green pumpkin 95 percent of the time.

Unless he is fishing the bait deeper than 10 feet, 20-pound Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon is his choice no matter the water clarity due to the nature of banging the lure and your knot against the bottom with this presentation. While he keeps his setup relatively consistent, the versatility of a swinging jighead is what makes this technique optimal for Warren.

“With this one bait I can cover any depth zone I want,” Warren explained. “One 1/2-ounce wobblehead essentially replaces a box full of crankbaits. It’s effective in zero to five feet of water like a squarebill, excels in the five- to 10-foot zone similar to a mid-depth plug and by dropping down to 17-pound fluorocarbon and slowing your retrieve down you can easily fish it out to more than 15 feet of water.”

Swinging jigheads are not only effective at different depths, but via a wide range of retrieve speeds. Warren traditionally winds a wobblehead slowly to maintain bottom contact, but he’s found as long as his bait bounces the bottom every few feet he can get away with a faster retrieve. In fact, burning a swinging jighead as fast as possible in super skinny water has produced lots of bass for the FLW pro.